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The Craft Podcast

You are about to experience The Real Craft Podcast, Hosted by Robert Van Arlen. The Real Craft Podcast explores and educates listeners on The Art of Business, Relationships and Cocktails.  Shot live every Wednesday at Scottsdale's iconic Hotel Valley Ho. Each week we sip on craft cocktails while talking about business and relationships. 

Dec 8, 2022

Todd Belfer is the managing partner of Canal Partners, where he is responsible for all aspects of the company, including the  identification of potential acquisition targets, due diligence, financial analysis, and final investment decision-making.

Todd has a long history of entrepreneurship and has been involved with many businesses throughout his career. In 1990, he co-founded Employee Solutions, Inc., a professional employer organization that he helped take public in 1993. He also co-founded a leading sports nutrition company, M.D. Labs in 1993 and, after realizing triple-digit growth, sold his interest to a private equity firm in 2002.

Todd was also a founder of the successful Japanese restaurant chain RA, which has grown to more than 30 locations throughout the U.S. and was sold to Benihana in 2002. That same year, he founded NETtime Solutions, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company dedicated to delivering on-demand time and attendance service, which was sold to Paychex in 2014. Additionally, Todd serves on the board of directors for Omedix, Deal Current Network,, ClickDimensions, and Sauce Pizza & Wine.